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Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate
Risks and disruptions are a primary focus in supply chain management. With this certificate, you will learn to manage the consequences of disruptive events, risk identification, and disruption response activities. The objective is to provide an overview of key supply chain risk areas, particularly with the proliferation of outsourcing, use of information technology and global logistics, as well as what resources are available to mitigate problems.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
- Explain the problems associated with both internal and external variability
- Describe risk management strategies for operational and global supply networks
- Discuss the strategic management of operations at a micro and macro level
- Identify the challenges of managing projects and processes
- Act as an effective manager, a systems thinker, and a problem solver
- Qualify for the 807,300 management jobs predicted to be created between 2016 and 2026 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Qualify for roles in operations and supply chain management with an average salary of $72,338 (NACE)
- Apply these nine credits toward our Online Master of Science in Management program
Expected completion time: Three 7-week courses, 21 weeks or 1.5 semesters.
|MGT 5020||Operations & Project Management (certificate course only)||3 Credits|
Often we are involved with developing a new system, a new product, planning an event, or participating in an undertaking where we cannot simply repeat things we have done in our past experience. These are "one-offs" or Projects. Projects are major undertakings that have a defined lifetime (i.e. limited duration) and a specific outcome. As such, they require a unique approach to management and administration. It is important to understand and appreciate the techniques and concepts used for successful project management. This course covers some of the basic issues related to, and tools used for, managing projects, and provides an opportunity for students to learn the application of the tools and concepts of project management.
|MGT 5021||Management of Lean Six Sigma Programs||3 Credits|
Organizations are under increasing pressure to be better, faster, and cheaper. This pressure has driven many organizations to adopt process improvement methodologies, like Lean Six Sigma, to increase quality and decrease costs. This course is designed to equip students with the foundation of theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to manage Lean Six Sigma programs. The course integrates basic learning (through readings and lectures) with real-world examples. After completing this course, students should understand how to effectively manage and navigate a process improvement program.
|MGT 5023||Supply Chain Risk Management||3 Credits|
Properly addressing risks and facing possible disruptions are of primary importance to supply chain management. With the wake of high consequence disruptive events, risk identification and disruption response activities have become ever more critical. The objective of the course is to provide an overview of key supply chain risk areas, particularly with the proliferation of outsourcing, use of information technology and global logistics. Equally important is how companies are managing the preparation, mitigation and response strategies to major disruptive events. Topics covered include the science of catastrophes, vulnerability and threat assessments, resources and capabilities identification/integration, basic crisis management, contingency planning, disaster recovery, and business continuity in supply chain settings.